Professor Mary E. Levy teaches Civil Procedure, Civil Procedure II, Pennsylvania Civil Procedure, Appellate Advocacy, Motions Practice, a seminar on the use of experts in civil litigation, and Legal Research & Writing. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Levy was of counsel in the appellate practice group at White and Williams LLP in Philadelphia, PA, where she specialized in appellate advocacy and handled complex litigation matters involving significant client exposure or novel questions of law. As an appellate practitioner, Professor Levy has appeared before all of the appellate courts, including the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and has also argued before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits.
Professor Levy is frequently asked to write articles on recent developments in the law, and she has written on such wide-ranging issues as the preemptive force of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to the doctrine of informed consent in medical malpractice litigation. Her publications include: White and Williams LLP News Alert, New Pennsylvania Federal Court Decision Rejects Rosenbaum (September 2002); White and Williams LLP News Alert, Pennsylvania Federal Court Holds Bad Faith Claims Preempted By ERISA Under New Supreme Court Test (May 2003); White and Williams Executive Newsletter, Summer 2002, Informed Consent in Medical Malpractice Litigation; and White and Williams Executive Newsletter, Summer 2004, Mandatory Reporting for Physician-Defendants. Professor Levy has also presented several Continuing Legal Education seminars on appellate practice and procedure, effective legal writing for practitioners, and post-trial motions practice.
Professor Levy is the 2017 recipient of the George P. Williams Award, conferred each year by the graduating class upon the professor who has had the most significant impact on their legal education. In 2010, she was named a “Rising Star” attorney by Law & Politics magazine as a result of a survey of her peers. Professor Levy has a B.A. in English from Appalachian State University, a M.C.J. from the University of South Carolina, and a J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law.
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Awards and Recognition
Rising Star Attorney (2010)
George P. Williams, III, Memorial Award for the Outstanding Professor of the Year (2017)